Category Archives: Suburbs

June 16

Do you know what it’s like to be p***ed on? DO YOU? The return of Apocalypse Hoboken (recorded at Legit Dogs & Ice)

Chicago punk legends Apocalypse Hoboken are gearing up for two reunion shows at Chop Shop (July 13 & 14). That seemed like a perfect excuse to chat with Todd and Andy from the band. Joining us in the car is the source of this week’s meal: Matt Habib, proprietor of the transcendent Legit Dogs & […]

June 01

Marina City talks about the WKQX Piqniq and Next2Rock while devouring City BBQ’s menu

Chicago band-on-the-rise, 101 WKQX Piqniq artist and national Next2Rock finalist, Marina City jumps in the car for a wild, delicious romp through the menu of recently-opened restaurant City Barbeque in Berwyn (7108 W. Cermak Road Ste B2, Berwyn, IL 60402). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Marina_City_CCC.mp3 Let the record show: The food at City Barbeque is amazing. I’m already planning […]

May 21

‘Car Con Carne is my social life’ – Dinner with new friends TAKE THE REINS

The phenomenal suburban Chicago band Take the Reins joins me for dinner at Hamburger Heaven in Elmhurst (281 N York Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126). Before you listen to this episode, make sure to listen to their recently-released “Addiction by Subtraction” album! http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Take_the_Reins.mp3 In this episode, sponsored by BOOST MOBILE, we discuss: The bitter blood feud […]

April 27

Meat, beer, tattoos, skulls, rock and roll… and roller derby. The Chicago Outfit joins me at Chicago Culinary Kitchen

SPONSORED BY BOOST MOBILE This week takes Car Con Carne to Palatine for the exceptional-beyond-words, I swear I’m not exaggerating, amazing Chicago Culinary Kitchen (773 N. Quentin Road Palatine, IL http://chicagoculinarykitchen.com/). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Chicago_Culinary_Kitchen_-_Chicago_Outfit.mp3 Chicago Culinary Kitchen owners Greg and Kristine Gaardbo take turns sitting shotgun (the car is a little tight). And joining me in the […]

April 20

Pinball pro tips, its outlaw history and awesome future: Stern Pinball’s Zach Sharpe

SPONSORED BY BOOST MOBILE This week takes us to Stern Pinball, headquartered on a non-descript industrial zone west of O’Hare in Elk Grove Village. Jumping in the car for the episode is Stern Marketing Director Zach Sharpe, who’s also the #1 pinball player in the world. For real. #1. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Stern_CCC.mp3 Here’s what we covered this […]

January 17

‘Where to eat and what to eat there’: Fooditor editor Mike Gebert and Big Guy’s owner Brendan O’Connor

This week, it’s a trip to Berwyn (said in the best possible Svengoolie voice) for amazing food from Big Guys Sausage Stand. I’m joined by peerless food writer Mike Gebert (owner and editor-in-chief of Fooditor, author of The Fooditor 99: Where To Eat and What To Eat There) and Big Guy’s owner Brendan O’Connor. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Big_Guys_on_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 We […]

December 08

‘Everybody’s butt puckers up on everything’ – Stand-up comedy talk with comedian Mike Maxwell

This week, I happily open the passenger door to comedian Mike Maxwell. We meet at Los 2 Amigos 2216 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL, which is right next door to a Boost Mobile location. I love Boost. So much so, I mention in the podcast, “If it were open right now, I’d say let’s just […]